Geeks love trains, right? Well, this one does and he will be riding the train with his three little geeks tomorrow night to check out Geeks Night Out. You should join us!
Geeks Night Out is happening at the MADCAP Theater in the Mill Avenue District Thursday night as part of Arizona SciTech Festival. This geek-fest combines science, technology, food, fun and beer. Yes, beer. As in, there are 50 million places on Mill to wet your whistle. ( see the map below ) Always some serious fun for all!
Rather than re-invent the wheel, I’ll direct you to these three sites for a bunch of information about Mill Avenue’s ultimate geek-fest. After all, they are where I
stole borrowed my information.
Geeks Night Out from the City of Tempe page.
Geeks Night Out from the College Times.
Geeks Night Out from the Mill Avenue District.
When: Thursday, February 16th 5-10 PM
Where: MADCAP Theater, 730 S. Mill Ave. Tempe
Here is just a sample of some of the cool stuff going on tomorrow night:
Phasers vs. Light Sabers?
Square off in the Pop Culture Paradise Beat the Geek competition. Topic: Star Trek vs. Star Wars. Win cool prizes with your supreme knowledge.
The Allied Paranormal Investigations Team will be at MADCAP showing the equipment they use in researching potential hauntings. They’ll lead a tour of Monti’s Restaurant, reported to be haunted, at 8 p.m., if you sign up with them at their booth.
Makerville for Kids of all Ages
Bring the kids for Makerville, sponsored by Tempe Maker Bench, where they can try out tools used in manufacturing and building gadgets.
Food n Beverage
Like to eat? From beans and bananas to brews, we’ll show you how food happens – from compost in the field to groceries on the table. And listen to music by bands with science backgrounds while you chew.
Aligning the Stars
Get your numerology or astrological readings. Don’t forget to cross the palm of your reader.
LaunchSpot Rapid Pitch presented by ASU Venture Catalyst
If you’re an inventor, you can show off your idea to someone who might help you bring it to market. A team of high-powered entrepreneurs, attorneys and marketing gurus will award expertise and potentially venture capital to the best
inventions and concepts to help bring them to market.
What goes around comes around…
Learn about the science of composting and how Tempe is working with Singh Farms to turn the community’s green waste into nutrient-rich compost to enrich our neighborhood parks and gardens.
The Fulton School of Engineering at ASU is adding to the celebration with events at the Brickyard that are guaranteed to intrigue and could include a sampling of the many programs the school is known for, such as robot building and the Decision Theater.
R2-D2 Builders Club
Check out full-size replicas of R2-D2 and other Astromech Droids with the R2-D2 Builders Club.
Phoenix Comicon Costume Contest + Photo Booth
Dress like your favorite inventor, invention, science project gone wrong, whatever. Show off your Star Trek and Star Wars gear. We want to see your favorite SciFi costume on Mill Avenue! Strut your scientific stuff in front of MADCAP Theater and we’ll post your photo online. Costume contest at 8 p.m. Prizes and trophies.
Much, much more!
See the city of Tempe’s web site for more details.
Of course, the Twitter hashtag for Geeks’ Night Out is #GeekTempe
Geeks’ Night Out is Tempe’s tribute to all things science. From medical breakthroughs to science fiction, gadgets, entrepreneurship, hardware, software and research. It’s all going to be here.
There will be business geeks, social geeks, technology geeks, food geeks, beer geeks and more. Yes, geeks of all ages. You’ll fit right in.
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